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CPAC – Romneybots and Browbackshirts

CPAC 2007 Logo I rather like Sam Brownback but don’t consider him a plausible presidential candidate. I find Mitt Romney rather smarmy and opportunistic, even by politician standards.

Until arriving at CPAC, though, I had no ill feelings about either of them. After two days of barely being able to walk around the convention center without some idiot teenager in a t-shirt shouting at me or hitting me with a poster, invariably imploring me to vote for either Brownback or Romney, though, I would sooner vote for Ralph Nader than either of those men.

So far, however, I have refrained from violence. So far.

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James Joyner is the publisher of Outside the Beltway, an associate professor of security studies at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. He has a PhD in political science from The University of Alabama. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter.

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  1. and are considering – and appreciate the candidates who stopped by. Yeah, sure, they would like a reincarnated Reagan, but they also don’t live in a fantasyworld. They want a leader and they wonder which of those before them might just be the one.” Outside the Beltway’s James Joyner: “Until arriving at CPAC, though, I had no ill feelings about either [Brownback or Romney]. After two days of barely being able to walk around the convention center without some idiot teenager in a t-shirt shouting at me or hitting me

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  2. every turn

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  3. Archives December 2006 August 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 [IMG Outside The Beltway | OTB] CPAC – Romneybots and Browbackshirts CPAC – Newt Gingrich Flash: Americans Want Free Health Care De-de-Ba’athification? Deadly Tornadoes Sweep South 7 Dirty Words You Can Sometimes Read on Blogs Caption Contest Winners CPAC 2007 Beltway Traffic Jam

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  4. legion says:

    Give in, James! Give in to the rage! Lord knows the GOP’s chances would be better in ’08 without either of those two idiots muddying the waters for – hey, waitaminute….

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  5. Triumph says:

    I would sooner vote for Ralph Nader than either of those men.

    Philosophically, Nader is much closer to your libertarian sympathies than either of those two candidates.

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  6. [...] Blogging from CPAC, James Joyner writes: After two days of barely being able to walk around the convention center without some idiot teenager in a t-shirt shouting at me or hitting me with a poster, invariably imploring me to vote for either Brownback or Romney, though, I would sooner vote for Ralph Nader than either of those men. [...]

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  7. Anderson says:

    Josh Marshall:

    Half of Romney’s speech turns out to be making fun of Massachusetts, which I think just makes him look cheesy and like a jerk, considering he just spent four years pledged to the state. I guess he didn’t mention to the voters that he thought the state was an embarrassment.

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  8. Stop with the chanting…

    The Brownback people keep walking around in a group shouting his name prompting lots of people to look at each other and say “what are they, retarded?” James Joyner said he will vote for Hillary Clinton if it comes down……

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  9. Yes, but does he poop in the woods?…

    It’s been interesting to read some of the coverage coming out of CPAC, especially seeing which potential presidential candidates have shown themselves to be “blog-friendly”, but apparently a major award was handed out last night. I’d consider it we…

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